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James A Caporaso
POL S 544
Seattle Campus

Problems in Comparative Government

Selected problems in the comparative analysis of political institutions, organizations, and systems.

Class description

Description: This seminar will survey the theoretical literature on problems of rebellion and revolutionary change in history.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Texts: Readings will include selections from Arendt, On Revolution; Skocpol, States and Social Revolutions; Goldstone, Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World; Goldstone, Gurr, and Moshiri, eds., Revolutions of the Late Twentieth Century; Taylor, ed., Rationality and Revolution; and others.

Class assignments and grading

Assignments: Students will be required to write short essays on the readings and one longer term paper.

Grading: Papers: 80 %; Project/presentation: 10 %; Class/quiz participation: 10 %


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Last Update by Suman C. Chhabra
Date: 11/21/2008